It’s that time of the week again! Friday!
So, we frequent Trader Joe’s quite a bit. We love their stuff and their business model. More importantly, we have yet to come across anything unreasonably priced there. So, here’s some of our favorite things from Trader Joe’s, but honestly we’ve yet to try anything that was really bad.
Mediterranean Greek Yogurt Dip: we’ve shared this one before on a Friday favorites list, but we love it so much we are sharing it again!
Raw Almonds for $4.99. We eat these almost daily as a healthy snack, so we looooove the price tag and the fact that they have no added salt! Gotta keep that sodium in check. You will not find a pound of almonds cheaper anywhere else.
Three-layer hummus: Hummus is a staple in our household. It’s a tasty snack, and it’s actually not bad for you. TJ’s takes it upon themselves to cram three awesome flavors into one container. Is this a good idea? No. It’s a fantastic idea.
Trader Joe’s Dried Chile Spiced Mango: Their plain dried unsulfured mango is great too, but when your snack needs a little kick, grab these. Spicy and sweet, you bet! The Chile spice they use also has a slightly smokey flavor, which adds a level of depth to the dried mango. It’s definitely different, so it may not be for everyone, but we enjoy it.
Reduced-Guilt Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip: This dip reminds me of the spinach dip that my family used to make for almost every get-together. You know the stuff. The recipe is on the back of the onion dip packet and it HAS to be served in a Hawaiian bread bowl. You eat it until you end up puking it up later. No? That’s just me? Well, this dip is even better, mainly because it’s healthier. I love that it has kale in it and you can taste the fresh veggies – carrots, water chestnuts, red peppers, green onions. It goes great with carrots for a healthy snack during the day. It’s also awesome with tortilla chips.
Ridge Cut Sweet Potato Chips: Here is what I love – the ingredients. Sweet Potatoes, Oil (and it’s not vegetable oil or hydrogenated oil or something crazy like that) and Salt. Simple. You don’t have to have all of those preservatives and words you cannot pronounce for a chip to taste good. So while I could probably make something similar myself at home, why when you can just buy these?
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: When you don’t want to splurge on Ghiradelli chocolate chips, buy TJ’s. They are not just plain old semi-sweet chips. No, no, no. They have a slightly smokey, rich dark flavor. In fact, the secret to our chocolate frosting is these chocolate chips!
Power to the Greens: As mentioned here, I like to put spinach in my protein shake every morning to get an extra punch of vitamins, minerals and serving of vegetables. Kale would be a better choice because it’s packed with so many more nutrients and protein, but I don’t like the texture kale gives to my shake since it’s a heftier leaf. Enter TJ’s Power to the Greens and problem solved! It blends the best of both worlds with baby kale and spinach. It makes a great salad too!
Dark Chocolate Bars Filled with Speculoos: quite possibly one of the most decadent things we’ve treated ourselves with on a weekend. The hubs and I split this bar and savored every bite of it. The Belgium dark chocolate will not disappoint – it’s top notch as you’d expect and the smooth, creamy cookie filling is the perfect counterpart. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
Like Trader Joe’s? What sort of neat stuff have you found there?
This is not a sponsored post. We are not affiliated with Trader Joe’s nor did they pay us for our opinion. We just love them and their products!